Thursday, June 11, 2009

Read and Learn -- a Crazy Good Chapter

I recently finished a book called, Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God by Francis Chan. The first two or three chapters are nothing that will be new to anyone reading this -- you may not agree with it, but you will have seen it before -- 1. Try and focus on the awesomeness of God and his creation; 2. Get over the idea that this world is all about you; 3. Consider how much God really loves us. Well done in a kind of casual, trying-to-be cool, post-modern way, yes; but not new.

Read this book for Chapter 4. Profile of the Lukewarm.

The opening of Chapter 4 is a quote from Forum Magazine:
It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.
The bulk of this chapter is a series of fairly biting descriptions of what the author feels are stereotypical, luke-warm American Christians. Each description is followed by one or more Bible verses pillorying the description. I would excerpt one or two of them here, but they really are best taken as a whole.

The rest of the book is worth reading, but get your hands on the book for Chapter 4.

JusticeSeeker
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3 comments:

Stushie said...

Richard Stearns in his new Book "the Hole in the Gospel' also expresses this thought. Must be a Holy Spirit thing...

JusticeSeeker said...

Free sample of Stearns' book is on its way to my Kindle now.

Quotidian Grace said...

And I thought I was a Kindle-addict!!! Go JS!